The BC Sports Hall of Fame is gearing up to celebrate its 2014 inductees at the annual 46th Annual Banquet of Champions, taking place September 25th at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
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The British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame has selected ten individuals and one team for induction as part of its 2014 class.
“The 2014 Class of Inductees to be honoured by the BC Sports Hall of Fame showcases the best of the best in BC sport,” said Marion Lay, Honoured Member and chair of the Selection Committee. “Our selection committee did an outstanding job of sifting through 115 nominations; we thank them and the members of the public who take the time to submit nominations.”
Induction recognizes excellence in sport, contribution to sport and the impact on sport in British Columbia, in the categories of athlete, builder, team, pioneer, media, and W.A.C. Bennett.
In the athlete category, five athletes: Greg Athans (freestyle skiing), Sarah Burke (freestyle skiing), Lars Hansen (basketball), Scott Niedermayer (ice hockey), Joanne Sargent (basketball).
In the builder category: Bob Nicholson (ice hockey) and Dr. Jack Taunton (sports medicine) have been selected. Selected for induction in the pioneer category is Robert Powell (tennis) and in the W.A.C. Bennett category, Erwin Swangard. The 1978 Doc’s Blues Women’s Softball Team has been selected for induction in the team category and Paul Carson has been selected for induction in the media category.
The 2014 Inductees will be formally inducted to the BC Sports Hall of Fame at the 46th Annual Banquet of Champions presented by Canadian Direct Insurance at the Vancouver Convention Centre on September 25, 2014.
Attendance at the Banquet of Champions makes it possible for the BC Sports Hall of Fame to educate, encourage and inspire the youth of our province to be motivated and healthy citizens. By preserving and protecting BC’s sport heritage collection, we have unique tools and stories to share through our HERO IN YOU® Youth Education Programs.
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